Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Why? Why? Why?

I'm no music critic, and I don't profess to be. Most of the musicians on my ipod are either dead or too old to perform anymore. As many know, the end all to end all with me is the man in black Johnny Cash. From his days at Sun Records in the 1950s all the way to his last recordings with Rick Rubin in the early 2000s, Cash's work has remained some of the most important and meaningful in all of music.

Because of this, you can imagine how utterly disgusted I was to learn of a new project entitled "Johnny Cash Remixed." This project takes some of Cash's most important work from the 1950s and remixes it with current DJs and artists like A3 and Snoop Dogg. Seriously!?

If the songs themselves weren't travesties enough, the most disheartening news of all surrounding this project is that Cash's own son served as a producer on the album. It just boggles my mind that the son who helped complete some of Cash's last music would be on board to degrade his father's legacy with the likes of Snoop Dogg. 

Cash's music never succeeded with overproduction or with remixing of his classic, bare bone, "boom chicka boom" music style. So please, let sleeping dogs lie, especially that Snoop Dogg and stay the heck away from anything decent and good.  

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